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PURLS FEWER BUT
School Report Shows 44,700
Children and 35,630 on
Voters' List in District.
POPULATION IS 245,850
Stability of Portland Property and
Prosperous Condition of City, la
Indicated by Census Move
ment of Homes Is On.
There are 44.700 children between the
ages of 4 and 19 years Inclusive and
35,630 taxpayers in the Portland school
district according to the tabulated
figures of the annual school census
completed yesterday. While the results
show a slight decrease In the number
of children as compared with last year
they show that there are now 544 more
legal voters or property owners than
at a corresponding time last year.
The figures as obtained by 259 enu
merators who canvassed each school dis
trict systematically show that there are
now 44.700 children between 4 and 19
in the district as compared with 44,916
last year. -As shown by last year's re
sults the girls outnumber the boys
slightly, the comparison this year
standing boys, 22,312 and girls 22,388.
Men 'Outnumber Women
A might naturally be expected the
men taxpayers far outnumber the wom
en taxpayers. The report shows that
there are 22.007 men in the school dis
trict who pay taxes apd are thus en
titled to be classed as legal voters on
school matters, whereas ( there only
IS, 685 women who - possess that
Based on the usual rule of multiply
ing the school census by five and one
lialf to ascertain the population, the
present population of the Portland
school district, which includes a few
sparsely settled communities border
ing on the city limits, is now 245,850.
The fact that the number of property
owners has increased materially during
the past year is read by business men
as a most hopeful sign of the basic
condition of Portland. If it is true,
as the census indicates, that the popu
latlon has decreased slightly, the larger
increase in the number of property
owners shows that the solid people of
the community are not leaving but that
the floaters, whom some style as para
sites, are being weeded out.
Outlying; Districts Lose.
"I certainly would prefer to see the
number of taxpayers increase than to
note an increase in the number of chil
dren," said R. II. Thomas, clerk of the
school district who had charge of the
census, yesterday. "It means that the
taxpayers are getting a fuller measure
of return on the taxes that they pay
and that a larger majority of the
present population is taking a serious
and permanent interest In Portland by
"The figures just compiled show that
the drift of population is way from
the business district and the extreme
suburbs into the sections that lay tnid-
its outskirts. The old settled com-
- win 1 tin. 4m - tha m-m r t n i at r iffc mi
the boundaries of the city limits are
losing and the intermediate localities
are benefiting by their losses. I at
tribute the falling oft of a few chil
dren to the tendency among those who
move outside of the Intermediate resi
dence sections to skip the suburbs and
proceed further out on the acre tracts
near Portland which are served by
prompt car service and where living
Is remarkably cheap."
Kjamt ld Schools Gain.
Many of the West Side school com
munities show a loss of children, while
material increases are shown in many
of the East Side districts. Among the
"West Side school localities which show-i
losses are Couch, loss of 433, and Shat
tuck,. loss of 251, while notable losses
on the Bast Side were recorded in the
territories served by the Arleta, Cres
ton and Eliot schools.
The best Increase was returned in
the Mount Tabor reservoir .district.
Hoffman school, where the number of
children jumped from 276 to 657, a gain
jof 381. Other important Increases were'
shown in these Hast Side districts:
Eastmoreland, Brooklyn, Buckman,
Richmond, Sellwood, Thompson, Wood
mere, Rose City Park, Holladay, Irv
ington and Albina Homestead. The
llolman school district, on the West
Side, shows a gain of 106.
Census Carefully Cheeked.
Duo to the fact that unemployed resi
dents as census Enumerators were en
gaged this, year' in place of expert
enumerators, who have had the benefit
of experience in past years, there is
considerable difference of opinion as to
whether or not the present census is
complete. The unemployed were placed
In charge of the work under experi
enced supervisors, in order to give them
an opportunity to earn a living. Previ
ously the school principals and teach
. ers, who not only know the children
who attend school, but are also famil
iar with the families and residences in
their respective districts, have had
"In order to make certain tha-t these
enumerators did not miss names and
-thus lose the district actual money, we
devised an extensive checking system,"
said Clerk Thomas last night. "After
the enumerators reported the principals
in the schools checked up their results
and added any names that might have
been missed. Then a reward of 5 cents
a name was offered to all school chil
dren for any new names they could
; bring in. This plan was- the means
of adding many overlooked names and
swelled the original figures by the
That every child should be counted is
. Important to the district from a strict
business standpoint, as well as from a
. standpoint of pride. The law provides
that the district shall receive $8.20
from the county school fund for every
child and fa. 20 from the state appor
. tionment Thus the district receives a
combined appropriation of $10 for the
presence of each child.
ROTARY CLUB TOY DONORS
Luncheon Admission IrVes to Go to
Cheer Detention Home Tontli.
i Noone can get into the luncheon of
the Rotary Club in the Benson Grill
next Tuesday without donating at least
one toy or doll or book to be given as
a Christmas present to the children of
the Frazer Detention Home, and the
Rotary Club hopes that the attendance
at this luncheon will break all records.
D. L. Williams will be at the door to
receive the donations of Christmas
"The donation of the toy for the chil
dren at the Detention Home don't re
lieve one fron the privilege of paying
for his luncheon also," says the committee-
Several special stunts are being
planned also for this Christmas luncheon.
PORTLAND BOYS STAB
EUGENE V. RICH, BOY MAYOR OF PORTLAND, AND KARL, R.
GOODWIN, HIS SECRETARY, IN "THE BOY MAYOR."
Two Portland boys, Eugene V. Rich and Earl R. Goodwin, are the
star actors in a photoplay story of Portland's boy Mayor and boy po
lice system, which is on the bill at the Star Theater today. .
Eugene Rich, who was elected Boy Mayor of Portland last Summer,-
plays the same part in the film. Young Goodwln.'who was man
ager of last year's Lincoln High School football team and is now on .
the staff of The Oregonian, appears as his secretary. Both lads act
before the movies as if they had done it all their lives.
The photoplay story, which shows the Influence for good the boy
city administration and boy police exercise over the boys of the City,
will advertise Portland all over the country. The film Is a most in
teresting picturization of the activities of the Boy Mayor and his ad
WAR IDE OH LAZY
Mayor Gill, of Seattle, Says
RAID FOR FOOD IS CAUSE
Those Who Clamor for Eatables and
Refuse to Do Any Labor In Re
turn Will Be Severely Dealt
With," Says Mayor Hi Gill.
EEATTLEDec. 18. Mayor Hiram C.
Gill today declared war upon men who
clamor for foo-d from the public' and
yet refuse to do any labor In return.-4
The Mayor's stand was taken as a
result of a ( raid by so-called unem
ployed men upon a lunchroom and a
public market last night. Two hun
dred men took pa,rt in the demonstra
tion, but no food was obtained by them
and little damage done, but the raiders
are in the City JaiL Smaller parties
at previous time had sacked a Salvation
Army store and groups of men had
eaten in restaurants and refused to
pay the bills. Most of these offenders
were not even arrested.
.Mayor Gill today ordered Chief of
Police Lang to obtain the prosecution
of last night's 38 prisoners under the
state law against riot. The Mayor said:
Chief Held Responsible.
"I have told the Chief that I will
hold him personally responsible for the
conduct of his officers and that I will
ask for the badge of any policeman
who hears a street speaker or other
propagandist inciting to riot or other
unlawful act, without Instantly arrest
"The law is specific In its terms and
we can convict every one of those who,
by force of numbers, have Intimidated
keepers of restaurants and other places
where food is on sale; every one of
those woo, by word or example, incite
to riot or unlawful act, and in cases
where the inciting menaces a state law
and it can be proved weapons are car
ried, the sentence will be five years
in the penitentiary.
"Seattle will provide as far ashe
can for worthy poor rightfully hers to
care for, but Seattle will not stand for
any more anarchy. Industrial Workers
of the World riots or I. W. W. advice
to take what the other fellow has
Mayer GUI Determined. "
"These I. W. W.'s are a class with
which one cannot temporize. We are
face to' face with a condition where we
must let them put their destructive
policies Into effect or else put them
down for good and all.
"We have chosen the latter course
and in the cases of last night's rioters
and in all future cases we shall go the
limit to prosecute.
"In other words, as long as I am
TABLE SHOWING ATTENDANCE
1913 AND 1914.
Albina Homestead .... r. .......... ,
Capitol Hill (included in Fulton lark) ,
Kastmoreland (Included In WlUebui'K)
Glenhaven (included with Montavilla)
Hoffman (included in fiouth Mount Tabor)..!
Hoi man ,
Kennedy (included with Vernon)
Kenton (Included Is Peniimula and Ockle
I.ownsdale (included with Ladd)
Rosa City Park
Mount Tabor (now Hoffman)
Stephens f. .......
T horn pson . -V .
WKJgbur? (now Eastmoreland)
Wood lawn '..,..
THE - 3TORNIXG OREGONIAN, SATTTRDAT,
IN MOTION PICTURES.
y : 'j-- :: -
Mayor of this city It can be understood
that Seattle Is through fooling with a
lot of anarchists, thugs and firebugs or
worse, who pose as unemployed and
who fall in a faint when a bath or an
hour's work is mentioned.
Feminine Advice Not Needed.
"And I don't want any of the Miss
Nancy Goody-Goody outfit coming
down here to me telling me to be kind
to my brother-man.
"In the first place, the I. W. W.'s are
not my brothers, and in the second
place I'm through monkeying with
them. We have a police department to'
protect life . and property and if we
don t start protecting pretty soon
neither will bo safe. '
Chief of Police Lang, asked for ex
pression of his intentions, said:
"A thorough plan has been forma
lated, but It will not be given out for
publication. The department is capa
ble of handling the situation and there
will be no further trouble."
The state law defines riot as the gath
ering of three or more persons for any
purposes which shall disturb the public
peace by the use of force or violence to
any person or to property, or, threats
or attempts to commit such disturbance
or to do any unlawful act by the use
of force or violence accompanied with
the power of immediate execution of
such threat or attempt. '
"This," said Judge John B. Gordon
this morning, "to my mind -covers ex
actly what has been occurring in Seat
The gathering of a number of per
sons in commission of an overt act con
stitutes force and certainly the other
factors are present."
PUPILS TO HEAR RECITAL
Isncien E. Becker to Play at Colum
bia Theater Today.
The Oregon chapter of the American
Guild of Organists will present Lucien
E. Becker in an organ recital for the
school children of the city at the, Co
lumbia Theater this- morning- at 9:80
Frederick W. Goodrich is dean of the
guild. Carl Denton is sub-dean, Daniel
H. Wilson is secretary and James A.
Bamford is treasurer.
The following programme will be
rendered: Grand march, from "Tann
hauser" (Wagner) ; benediction Nuptlale
(Hollins), Capriccia (Lemalgre), Spring
Song (Mendelssohn), Fugue (a tre)
(Bach), American Fantasia . (L. 1
COUNTY MAY GET RULES
Km plojes Under Civil Service Pro
Tided for in Bill Just Drawn Up.
County employes may be put under
civil service rules if a bill drawn up
yesterday by Deputy District Attorney
Pierce, at the request 'of the County
Commissioners. Is passed by the next
Legislature. The matter was brought
before the Commissioners by Foreman
Richmond, of the Morrison-street
The bill provides only for civil serv
ice regulations in the bridge and ferry
departments oi counties having a pop
ulatlon of more than 100,000. It is
regarded, however, as an opening
weage to tne installation of civil serv
Ice in other departments.
AT ALL PORTLAND SCHOOLS IN
Male Female Total
1913. 1914. 1918. 1914. 1913. 1914.
,, 147 - 152 109 183 Sl6 815
.. 612 C74 637 68 1,249 1.343
,. 786 T.68 7S0 583 1.516 1.127
. 42T 443 413 43t( S40 878
,. 8S9 414 470 472 83S 889
. ... 62 ... S3 ... 117
. 617 4J0 , SS6 488 1,103 948
. CM r8 -. 045 1,17 1.S03
. 923 770 SH 713 1,913 1.483
. GO.t 374 478 S59 981 733
. 235 2S5 237 L'41 47 476
. . . . 120 ... 109 . . . 229
. 879 435 649 809 1.22S H4
. 376 - 403 423 398 79 80J
. 128 0 108 61 234 . Ill
. 360 377 359 304 719 -741
. . . . 61 ... 07 138
,. 123 113 101 11 224 232
.. SS4 674 591 03 1.123 1,177
. 780 70O 776 740 1,656 -1.000
. ... f.41 ... 316 ... 607
.. 441 4l!9 41 C32 902 1,001
.. 24" 236 204 324 611 617
.. 144 189 127 161 271 850
,. 642 48 5& 660 1,131 1,208
.. 744 7H5 721 719 1,405 1.E14
. ... 136 ... 148 ... 284
1S6 ... 97 ... 233
,. 448 450 409 484 917 934
,. 009 041 . 63r 939 1.844 1,871
,. 021 ' 894 961 S66 1.882. 1.760
,. 178 . 177 - 163 185 363 302
620 "o7 640 671 1.206 1,168
. 329 310 384 338 713 648
49 51 SI 49 80 100
.. 601 501 688 596 1.189 1,097
.. 419 - 869 371 347 790 716
,. 444 433 42( 403 864 , 836
.. 465 024 466 662 9r.l 1,688
.. 32 S77 841 413 1 - 790
.. 638 679 575 674 1,233 1,353
.. 722 r3 718 607 1TT40 1.169
.. v027 422 603 434 1,030 856
.. 127 ... 144 ... 277 ...
.. 492 - 490 486 422 978 902
.. 785 745 82 779 1.611 1,524
.. 178 103 187 166 8H5 329
.. 6K4 . 789 TOO 717 1,507 1.425
.. 747 708 760 717 1.507 1.425
.. 62 ... 42 .... 94
.. 540 53.-. 632 569 3,072 1,104
.. 513 r,8 627 576 1,040 - 1,144
.. 372 3117 Sl 333 70U 732
22,222 23,312, 22,694 22.3S& 44,916 44.700
LITTLE WAIFS CRY
PENS MANY DOORS
Friendly Purses, Too, Helping
to Provide Comforts for
Those in Distress.
PITIFUL CASES NUMEROUS
More Than Ever Before Is Demand
Being Made on Associated Chari
ties, bnt Public Response
Is Unduly Generous.
COSTRIBCTIOSS TO CHRIST
MAS BELIEF FUND OF THE
Previously reported. ... . f 2168.01
Cash, Mrs. Maude E...... 1.00
Cash, Mrs. B. . . 5.00
Airs. 31. F. Johnson....... S.00
George Good Su.00
Alice N. Wilbur 5.00
Koscoe Howard 10.00-
Cash, Mrs. George C. K 2.00
Cash, J. C....' '. . 5.00
'Mrs. J. W. Cook 25.00
E. P. A. 5.00
Cash '. . 2.50
C. H. R. , . 2.00
E. M. B '. 5.00'
Contributions of cash should be
sent to Secretary V. R. Manning,
411 Commercial . block; to R. S.
Howard, at the Ladd & Tilton
Bank, or to The Oregonian.
Donations of supplies should
be sent to the Associated Chari
ties, 411 Commercial block.
Telephones: Main 717, or A1517.
One week remains of the campaign
for the Christmas relief fund of the
Associated Charities, and the total do
nations of cash to the fund are about
aoo greater than they were in 1912.
the first year in which the campaign
was made. Last year a larger amount
was received than has yet been con
tributed this year, but there is every
indication that the final sum when the
campaign this year is ended will be
greater than in any previous year.
The pressure of the demands for re
lief this season, however, are greater
than ever before and the Charities will
have a serious problem to work out if
it is to make the relief fund cover
fully the work for which it is being
This fund is. set aside to carry relief
to the poor, not only on Christmas day.
but through all the'Winter days there
after, when the temporary relief organ!
zations that always spring up In the
Christmas season have dropped out of
the work again, and the poor are
thrown once more into the hands of
the old established charitable organi
All Money Goes to Poor.
The Associated Charities has the
machinery already completed for carry
ing on this relief wjjrk most effectively,
and this machinery will be employed
In -handling the Christmas relief fund
every cent donated to this fund being
expended solely for relief work among
The generous people of Portland are
supporting the Christmas relief fund a
never before, not only in their cash do
nations, but in donations of supplies
and clothing' and in personal relief
work under the .direction of the Chari
Announcement was made a few days
ago of a man who was destitute, with
a family of nine children to care for.
On the following day a job was pro
vided for him that will furnish at least
temporary relief for the family in the
severity of the winter.
"Jessie Isabella," who was left alone
Thursday by the death of her grand
mother, found more than a hundred
friends yesterday offering at the head
quarters of the Charities to take care
of her. A relative was discovered who
will come to Portland and get her. and
in the meantime she will be well taken
careof by the new friends that she
has found there.
Although cases that arise are being
provided for continually, there Is a
steady stream of new cases pouring
Into the office of the Charities which
roust have relief.
Cue 76 Invalid Cannot Care for
While the father is prostrated, suf
fering from tuberculosis, his wife and
his three little .children are in deeper
ate need of food and sufficient clothing
to keep them warm in this wintry
The man himself An In m. hopeless
condition, unless better care can be
given him and the quarters in which
the family is housed can be made
warmer and more comfortable.
There is no money to pay the rent.
there Is not enough clothing to keep
the children warm and there has not
been enough food for the family for a
Case 77 Deserted Wtani Helpless.
Deserted by her husband, a. woman
finds herself helpless to care' for her
There is a baby only two weeks old,
a little glrl-4 years and a boy ( years
Ill-fed and scantily clothed, the wom
an cannot even supply natural nourish
ment to ber baby. Food must be sup
plied her until she Is strong enough to
seek work, and clothing is needed.
The Charities received yesterday the
donation of the use of two automobiles
in which to make visits among the poor
and distribute supplies. One was loaned
by W. G. Calhoun and one by the Broad
way Dye Works. Each auto practically
doubles the field that can be covered by
a single worker in the relief work.
Among the food supplies sent yester
day were 25 boxes of apples, donated
anonymously, and foodstuffs sent by
Mrs. K. W. Warren, Job's Milling Com
pany, of St. Johns: Fret's Pickle Works,
Rupert's Grocery . (second donation),
Mrs. C. B. Water and F. J. Williams, of
The Portland Dairy Association sent
word that It would supply 10 families
with milk each day for a month.
Clothing was sent in by Mrs. Frank
Carnathan. L. Lasalle, of Forest Grove:
Mrs. C. H. Turner. Mrs. Walter Will
lams, of Dallas; Anna Dlven, "L. B. B,"
of . Ashland, and an anonymous con
tributor In Hoover.
Elllnger. Hearing Set.
Thomas M. Ellinger, who Is being
held by the police on a cnarge of mur
der In the second degree, following the
death of Thomas Russell after he had
been elected from the New Ohio Hotel,
at Second and Burnslde streets, by El
linger, will have a hearing Tuesday in
The Bearing was postponed until
next week, as the grand Jury is ex
pected to act on the matter Monday.
The election of the dead man froir
the ' hotel took place Monday and the
verdict of the Coroner's Jury Thursday
caused EUinser to be held.
DECEMBER 19, 1914.
FOR WINTER APPETITES
NOTHING SUPERIOR TO
PURE PORK SAUSAGE
"It has the taste thai calls for more"
Made only from the choicest cuts of pork and blended with pure
spices, under the most sanitary conditions.
Delivered to your dealer fresh every morning in one-pound sani
LINK OR MEAT
An innovation this year is the meat sausage put up in air-tight
paraffined "Kleen Kups" the most sanitary food containers on the
market. . "
The following dealers sell and recommend
COLUMBIA BRAND PURE PORK SAUSAGE :
Meier & Frank Co.
Olds. Wortman & King.
Sealy. Dresser & Co., 280 Stark st
Hazelwood Cream Store, 10th and
Jno. Anderson. 513 Gllsan St.
Wm. Constantine. 1st and Alder.
Geo. Downs, 461 Jefferson st.
O. L. Graff, 11th and Montgom
J. C. Green. 3d and Morrison st3.
A. T. Kahlke, 16th and Jefferson.
H. W. Lottridge. 361 Third st.
. Monroe & Celsl, Alder st. near 2d.
J. T. O'Brien, 465 Morrison at.
' W. C. Reed. 151 Broadway.
Stipe Bros., 61 North Third st
Mrs. Van Gorder & Son. 466 Wash
Clark & Co., 23d and Washington.
Gunther & Hlckey. 235 N. 23d St.
E. Helmer, 2N. 21st sL
Jensen's Grocery, 621 Washington.
F. E. MeClure. 686 Washington st.
J. M. Pille. 176 N. 21st and 121 N.
. Ward T. Holloway, 21st and Gll
san sts. r
Mrs. S. G. Dowell, 1574 Macadam
A. L. Moore, 1271 Macadam road.
Carlson Bros.. 795 Thurman st.
Portland Heights Market, 20th and
ISA ST SIDE
IRVINGTON AND ALBINA
A. W. Anderson, 5th and Broad
way. E. Anderson & Co., 819 Mississippi
Bell & McCauley, 385 E. Broadway
Gensraer & Wolfram, 739 Union
Dooney Bros.. 247 E. 21st St.
Fred Hoffman. 789 Mississippi ave.
J. O. Houk, 582 Union ave.
"The Sausage that
UNION MEAT COMPANY
Send your address for one of oar Columbia Pure Pork Sausage Puzzles. It will amuse' and interest
the grown-ups, as well as the children. '
(IT. S. GOVEB.MET INSPECTED)
J. C. Mann, Grand ave. and Has
J. H. Melvln, 519 Union ave.
W. H. McJury, 469 Williams ave.
D. R. Norton, 335 Union ave.
Palmer Bros.. 2G4 Rusell st.
Peebler Grocery Co., 205 Holladay
Stevenson & Rudolph, 436 Union
L. A. Tate, 919 Williams ave.
Carl Walstrom. 811 Williams ave.
Wallace & Co.
16th st. N.
A. Ashla, 18th and E. Burnslde sts.
Beckwith & Schmidt, 103 Grand
G. A. Gilbert, 380 E. 11th St.
Wm. Landauer, 925 E. Stark st.
Fred Mason, 2 Grand ave.
National Market. 392 E. Burnslde.
Geo. T. Webb. 560 E. Alder st.
G. Barnes, 45th and Belmont.
A. G. Hawkins, 8S0 Belmont at
O. W. Lent. 84th and Belmont.
J. L. Montgomery, 1102 Haw-
. thorne ave.
F. H. Norman, 1815 Belmont st
Ed Stocklen, 1400 Hawthorne ave.
Hacker & Clark. 1404 Hawthorne
D. G. & 1 Drager, 39th and Sandy
ROSE CITV PARK
Crout Grocery Co., 1318 Sandy
A. Kmisr, 1423 Sandy road.
Robs City Park Market. 1535 San
Edwards & Toft, E. 72d and Sandy
Ross R. Peebler, S0 Mllwaukle
P. A. McKercher. 1020 Clinton st
has made good because it is made good
J. F. McMahon. 44th and Division.
C. G. Metcalf, 982 Division St.
B. A. Campbell. 1563 E. 13th st.
- G. Gleason. 521 Maiden ave.
Schmidt & Son.
W. S. Sanders. K2d st and 60th ave
C. E. Sager, Main and Foster road.
h A. VorpahL 02d and E. Gllsan.
Pliemllng Grocery. 43 E. 80th st.
R. A. Wallip. E. 80th and Glisan.
J. S. Yeast, E. 74th and Glisan sts.
Fenton & Unruh, 186. Killings
worth. Wheeler & King, 1137 Albina ave.
C. G. Anderson. 123 Lombard st.
H. Charlton. 99 Kilpatrick st
Smith & Carlson, Kilpatrick and
Watson & Anderson, Thirty-second
and East Glisan sts.
H. De Cordova, 1589 Peninsula
H. W.' Gerke. 820 W. Lombard St.
C. F. Bollman, 1645 Portsmouth
Wm. Ludwlg. 81S Lombard st .
Couch A Co, 206 Philadelphia st.
C. L. Holmes, Oswego & Kessen
J. Markwart. 109 N. Jersey st
J. Kassi, 90S Jersey st
E. G. Reed. Lombard and West
A. S. Scales. 601 E. Fessenden st
W. S. Cutler. 1009 Union ave.
F. R. Johnson, 1142 Union ave.
J. H. Messner. 1258 Union ave.
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